Recently I talked with my mother about what Pride means to us as a family. As we reflected together, I realized pride actually impacts ALL of us -- not just the LGBTQIA community. My Mother is Gay. When I was a...
Family challenge often provokes interest in The Fair Play Method. There are often feelings of anger, resentment and frustration present, which creates the need to implement a change to help make things better. When we invite our partner into...
Marriage is hard. It's a constant exercise in personal growth and development. There are different phases and each require a unique set of tools. The biggest lesson I've learned so far, is the importance of clear and kind communication. ...
It's the most magical time of the year, but who are we kidding, it feels more like the most stressful time of the year. Why is that? The holiday season adds a ton of additional responsibilities to our plate....
Before my partner Nick and I got married we had many conversations about our values. Conversations covered how we'd like to show up for each other, how we view domestic and childcare responsibilities and parenting styles. I felt prepared...
Your emotional resiliency is immediately put to the test when your spouse comes home with a less than desired surprise - “I have cancer.”  Those 30-seconds in 2017 changed my persona instantly for about a year - I was...
Part I of our series defined what verbal abuse and harassment is in a co-parenting relationship. Divorce can sometimes be challenging long after the parties have walked out of a courtroom. When you're still tied together with minor children,...
You married. You had kid(s). Then you divorced and are a co-parent. This means that you remain inextricably tied and in necessary communication with your ex-partner until your kid(s) are adults. Unfortunately, co-parenting can bring emotional complications if your...
Talking about getting life insurance can be an uncomfortable conversation. It doesn't feel urgent when everyone is healthy and day-to-day "to dos" are higher priority. Plus, the complexity of determining exactly who needs it and how much they need...
The beginning months of a year are a great time to start or continue organizing your financial life. My previous posts talked about Covid-induced motivation to be more engaged in your family’s finances and how to effectively start the...

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